Founded in 2009, Venture Banners, a UK supplier of large format print to the printing trade, has celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a £400,000 investment that includes an expansion in production space and new fabric printing and cutting equipment.

The Essex-based company’s investment in new technology is aimed at expanding production capacity and optimising the turnaround times it is able to offer its customers. A 3.4m EFI Vutek FabriVU 340i+ dye-sublimation soft signage printer becomes Venture Banners’ third FabriVU, expanding the company’s textile printing capabilities.

In March it will be joined by a 3.2m wide Zund cutter with fabric cutting capabilities, the company’s fourth device from Zund.

Increased capacity also necessitated an increase in packing space, which Venture Banners addressed by taking on an additional 3000sqft unit dedicated to housing its material and equipment stock. This freed up both production and packing space in the company’s existing 21,000sqft factory in Braintree, enabling customers’ orders to be completed and dispatched more efficiently. Venture Banners has also hired seven new team members across the production floor, studio, and sales teams.

Speaking about the investment, Scott Conway, director and co-founder of Venture Banners, commented, ‘The next step for us was to be able to offer even faster turnaround times to our customers. This new investment in the business has expanded our capacity such that we can now offer an express turnaround with confidence and ease.’